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Five Guests to Dinner.

I glance up at the clock on the wall as I enter the dining room. In less than an hour my guests should begin to arrive. 1,069 more words


Punch Cartoon 109

This cartoon refers to a book written by Friedrich von Bernhardi which was published in 1911. There is the text of the book on this… 13 more words


Douglas Haig - a brief biography

Douglas Haig, Britain’s First World War commander-in-chief from December 1915 to the end of the war, is remembered as the archetypal ‘donkey’ leading ‘lions’ to their death by the thousands. 1,139 more words

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The Tank Bank in Oldham

Oldham Tank Week – 11-16 February 1918

In February 1918 tank 141 ‘Egbert’ arrived outside the Town Hall in Oldham. Tanks had become immensely popular after their use in the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 and the National War Savings Committee used this new ‘wonder weapon’ as part of a nationwide campaign to persuade people to buy War Bonds and War Saving Certificates. 683 more words

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1915 - a brief guide to the wider war

Looking beyond Gallipoli, an awful lot was happening in 1915. On the Western Front a number of major engagements took place throughout the year. The Battle of Neuve Chapelle, fought in March and April, was the first planned British offensive of the war. 387 more words


Finding spirit

I helped out with my friend’s pony today, getting him from the field to the yard for his 6 weekly pair of new shoes.

He is a spirited chap who knows his own mind and has his own characteristics that have set like concrete as the years have gone by. 305 more words


Punch Cartoon 107

This cartoon was published in Punch exactly one hundred years ago on 27th January 1915:

Cartoon by G L Stampa

Published in Punch January 71915